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you'd better

This page is about the conversational phrase you'd better

Meaning

You can use this to advise somebody, or to threaten somebody.

For example

  • "I'm going for a walk."
    "You'd better take an umbrella. It looks like rain."

  • "I'll give you the money tomorrow. I promise."
    "You'd better! There'll be trouble if you don't."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "You'd better study", they must think you

a. study more than they do

b. study better subjects

c. should study

Contributor: Matt Errey